2013 STREAM SALAMANDER FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION
One seasonal Wildlife Technician position is available to work in the lab of
Dr. Winsor Lowe at the University of Montana. Fieldwork will be conducted
at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire.
DURATION and HOUSING
The position will last approximately three months, starting mid-June and
ending in late August / early September. Housing is provided at Hubbard
Brook in New Hampshire. Travel to New Hampshire and to local field sites is
The technician’s primary duties will involve surveys of stream salamanders
and brook trout in headwater streams of central New Hampshire. The
technician will also assist in setting up and maintenance of artificial
stream experiments at the field site. Work will be in the White Mountains
of New Hampshire and technicians should expect to hike to field sites in
rough terrain, get wet from working in headwater streams, handle
salamanders, use a handheld GPS unit, and experience East Coast humidity and
heat. The technician will also have the opportunity to develop and conduct
an additional side project of his/her choice under the guidance of the
project leader. The technician will be a part of a three-person field crew,
thus the successful applicant should work well with others. Prior fieldwork
experience is preferred, but not required.
PAY: $10.00/hour, 40-hour work week.
LAST DATE TO APPLY: February 28, 2013
CONTACT: Send a cover letter, resume and contact info for at least 2
references to Jon Davenport, firstname.lastname@example.org